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Mineral Uses, Properties, Descriptions


Mineral Information
 Andalusite
 Anhydrite
 Apatite
 Arsenopyrite
 Augite
 Azurite

 Barite
 Bauxite
 Beryl
 Biotite
 Bornite

 Calcite
 Cassiterite
 Chalcocite
 Chalcopyrite
 Chlorite
 Chromite
 Chrysoberyl
 Cinnabar
 Clinozoisite
 Copper
 Cordierite
 Corundum
 Cuprite
 Diamond
 Diopside
 Dolomite

 Enstatite
 Epidote

 Fluorite

 Galena
 Garnet
 Glauconite
 Gold
 Graphite
 Gypsum
 Halite
 Hematite
 Hornblende

 Ilmenite

 Jadeite

 Kyanite

 Limonite

 Magnesite
 Magnetite
 Malachite
 Marcasite
 Molybdenite
 Monazite
 Muscovite

 Nepheline
 Nephrite

 Olivine
 Orthoclase

 Plagioclase
 Prehnite
 Pyrite
 Pyrophyllite
 Pyrrhotite

 Quartz

 Rhodochrosite
 Rhodonite
 Rutile
 Scapolite
 Serpentine
 Siderite
 Sillimanite
 Silver
 Sodalite
 Sphalerite
 Spinel
 Spodumene
 Staurolite
 Sulfur
 Sylvite

 Talc
 Titanite
 Topaz
 Tourmaline
 Turquoise

 Uraninite

 Witherite
 Wollastonite

 Zircon
 Zoisite

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U.S. GemstonesUnited States Gemstones United States Gemstones Small mines in the U.S. produce a diversity of gemstones. Fee MiningFee Mining Find Minerals and Gems Dozens of sites where you can dig and keep what you find. CorundumCorundum Corundum is the third hardest mineral. It is also the mineral of ruby and sapphire. Diamond: The MineralDiamond Diamond is a mineral with unique properties and many gem and industrial uses!
RhodochrositeRhodochrosite Rhodochrosite : a manganese mineral used as an ore, a pink gem and an ornamental stone. GarnetGarnet Garnet is best known as a red gemstone. It occurs in any color and has many industrial uses. Uses of GoldUses of Gold Gold has unique properties that make it one of the most useful minerals. Rhodoniterhodonite Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate used as a gemstone, an ornamental stone and an ore.
CalciteCalcite Calcite is a carbonate mineral with industrial, agricultural, medical and many other uses. Tucson Mineral ShowTucson Gem and Mineral Show Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Photos from the largest gem and mineral show. Fireworks & MineralsMinerals and Fireworks The Science of Fireworks Their shapes and colors are produced through chemistry, physics & art. TopazTopaz Topaz is a mineral best known as a durable gemstone and its use in Mohs Hardness Scale.
KyaniteKyanite Kyanite a metamorphic mineral that most often forms from clay-rich sedimentary rocks. Herkimer DiamondsHerkimer Diamonds Herkimer Diamonds Doubly-terminated quartz crystals used as specimens and gems. Is Water a Mineral?Is Water a Mineral? Is Water a Mineral? Comparing the properties of water with the definition of a mineral. Rare Earth ElementsRare Earth Elements Rare Earth Elements are used in cell phones, DVDs, batteries, magnets & many other products.
Spodumene Spodumene Spodumene is a pegmatite mineral, an ore of lithium and sometimes a gemstone. Denver Mineral ShowDenver Mineral Show Denver Gem and Mineral Show Photos and comments about this incredible annual show. Olivine RainOlivine Rain Olivine Rain Spitzer Telescope discovered a rain of olivine crystals on protostar HOPS-68. Dangerous MinesAbandoned Mine Accidents Abandoned Mine Accidents take 20 to 30 lives per year. Many can be prevented with education.
Uses of SilverUses of silver Uses of Silver Most people think of jewelry and coins, but silver\'s primary use is industrial. TriboluminescenceTriboluminescence Triboluminescence is flash produced when a mineral is rubbed, scratched or broken.    

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